Yuvraj Singh admitted that he won’t forget 2014 World T20 final. He played an awful innings of 11 runs in 21 balls against Sri Lanka in the final at Mirpur, Bangladesh. After that innings, he was dropped from the national squad.
Recently, Yuvraj was selected in the T20I squad for the upcoming Australia tour. Yuvraj told BCCI.tv on Thursday with memorizing the final match, “I didn’t end it well in 2014. I had a bad run in the final, and that was always at the back of my mind. I had to really work on my fitness, fielding and batting. I have done that in the last year and a half, and hopefully, the results will show in the coming seasons.”
At present, the left-handed batsman is focusing for getting a chance to the 2016 World T20. He said, “We won the tournament in 2007 and we really enjoyed every bit of it. The whole country was thrilled for us. If we can repeat that somehow, after the 2011 World Cup, it would be a huge victory for the guys.”
Yuvraj also commented about the domestic cricket for the international cricketers. He said, “Yes, you want to play the game till you enjoy it, whether you are playing at the domestic or international level. It is hard to motivate yourself to play domestic cricket, but you also have to realise that it is the only way back. That was my motivation key to doing well at that level — having an eye on the prize.”
Yuvraj feels that it is very tough to maintain a long career on the same level. Though he is very confident about his performance if he get the opportunity. He spoke out, “When you play international cricket for 13-14 years, it is always tough to maintain one level. Especially with my body — I have worked really hard in the last two-three years since my recovery — it has been up and down. But this year at the domestic stage I have been batting really well, especially in the one-dayers, and I am feeling really good. I really believe that if I get a number of opportunities, I can deliver again.”